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Recap: NBA teams pay tribute to Kobe Bryant with touching tributes

Following the heartbreaking news of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant's death, teams around the league continued to honour his legacy with a variety of tributes.

From 24-second and 8-second violations, to heartfelt messages on sneakers, the legend of Kobe Bryant was honoured across the league.

Cleveland Cavaliers def. Detroit Pistons, 115-100

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The Pistons honoured Kobe Bryant with warmups bearing his name and number ahead of tip-off.

Both teams paid tribute to Bryant to open the game with 24-second and 8-second violations.

The Cavs illuminated Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Purple and Gold, adorning the arena with images of the Laker legend.

Miami Heat def. Orlando Magic, 113-92

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Emotional scenes in Miami ahead of tip-off.

Bam Adebayo dedicated his triple-double to his 'role model' Kobe Bryant.

Both teams honoured Bryant with 24-second and 8-second violations to tip-off today's game.

Chicago Bulls def. San Antonio Spurs, 110-109

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The Bulls and Spurs honoured Kobe Bryant with 24-second and 8-second violations to tip-off today's game.

DeMar DeRozan paid tribute to Bryant with a touching message on his sneakers.

Bulls head coach Jim Boylen spoke pre-game about the life and legacy of Kobe Bryant.

Sacramento Kings def. Minnesota Timberwolves 133-129 [OT]

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The Timberwolves and Kings followed suit, honouring Bryant to begin their game.

Andrew Wiggins set the ball down in the exact spot where Bryant passed Michael Jordan on the NBA's all-time scoring list.

Kings guard Buddy Hield turned in a Kobe-like performance in the win, scoring 20 of his 42 points in the fourth quarter, dedicating his performance to Bryant.

His 42 points came on 24 shots.

Dallas Mavericks def. Oklahoma City Thunder, 107-97

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Both teams honoured Bryant with 24-second and 8-second violations to tip-off today's game.

Luka Doncic honoured the victims of the helicopter crash, wirting their names on his sneakers.

Houston Rockets def. Utah Jazz, 126-117

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The Rockets and Jazz honoured Kobe Bryant with 24-second and 8-second violations to tip-off today's game.

A host of Jazz players emblazoned their sneakers with heartfelt tributes to Kobe Bryant.

Without Russell Westbrook and James Harden in the lineup, Rockets guard Eric Gordon poured in a career-high 50 points!

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